Cranky baby driving me crazy!

My 9 month old is always crying, whining and unhappy. I have taken her to her doctor and he says she's fine, she also doesn't sleep much at night and wakes up every 2 hours crying for no reason. I can't sleep, I can't eat, clean, cook and I'm always exhausted because she also wants me to carry her 24/7. I also bought her a big playpen with lot of toys to keep her entertain while I do stuff around the house and she hates it. Anyone's baby acts this way?

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    05/24/14
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    05/24/14
    Thanks Brandy, I have tried to let her cry a bit to see if she calms down while I'm doing house chores but oh my she cries even louder and more dramatically so I end up picking her up because I get even worst when she cries bloody murder lol
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      05/24/14
      amanda
      I know its hard to do but sometimes you have to let them cry it out a little. Unless they sound like they are in pain. And try to get her on a schedule so that she is used to the same thing happening each day. Like okay 10oclock is nap time and then 11 is lunch time and then we will play on the floor and try to get her bathed and ready for bed at the same time every night. It would 100% be the same everyday but it should help her get used to everything. After a while she will get that ok this is nap time and this is play time and now you can try to get things done while she's doing that. Also she could be teething and that's throwing her off.
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        05/24/14
        Beth
        Has she always been like this, or is it a recent thing? If it's new, she may just be going through some separation anxiety or be about to hit a new milestone and needs some extra loving from her mama. I absolutely adore babywearing for times like these - do you have a baby carrier? At 9 months, she is old enough that you could put her on your back with a carrier or woven wrap and then you could still go about your day :)
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          05/24/14
          I have a baby carrier but I have arthritis and scoliosis in my back so I can't carry her to long. She has always been a unhappy baby but as she ages it gets worst.
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            My daughter will be 8 months next week and acts like this all the time. Around this age, babies go through a separation anxiety phase and most of the time they grow out of it. I've found that if I put E on the floor with some toys and walk out of the room she will cry for a few minutes and then figure out how to entertain herself.

            E is also sleep trained and will out herself to sleep but because of the separation anxiety issue and teething she's up every hour some nights. I feel for you hun. Just remember, this too shall pass.
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